On Tuesday, Liverpool continues their quest for the Champions League title when they head to Lisbon to take on Benfica in the first leg of Pool’s and Benfica’s quarterfinals matchup. Although Liverpool is the road team, the Reds are a huge favorite to beat the Portuguese Liga squad. Check out Champions League odds on MyBookie, analysis, and a free pick for Liverpool versus Benfica.
Liverpool versus Benfica Betting Odds | UCL Quarters Analysis for 1st Leg Match
Liverpool at Benfica – UEFA Champions League Betting Info
- When: Tuesday, April 5 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
Why Liverpool will beat Benfica
The Reds are playing like the best club team in the world. Liverpool has won 4 straight over their Premier League opponents by not conceding a goal.
Pool has beaten their last four opponents by a combined 7 goals to 0. The loss to Inter Milan should worry no one. The loss happened in the second leg of a 2-match aggregate. The Reds had a 2 road goals to 0 lead over Inter. So Pool had some breathing room in that match.
Liverpool Last 5
- W – 2-0 vs. Watford
- W – 0-1 vs. Nottingham Forest
- W – 0-2 vs. Arsenal
- W – 0-2 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
- L – 0-1 vs. Inter Milan
Liverpool Predicted Starting Lineup
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Why Benfica will beat Liverpool
Benfica wasn’t even supposed to make it this far. Most had Benfica failing in the group stage. Then when they moved to the Round of 16, everyone had them losing to Ajax.
But Benfica picked it up enough in the second leg to outlast Ajax and move to the quarterfinals. Discounting Benfica’s chances have already proved costly. The Portuguese Liga power plays this on their pitch. They have a chance to pull off the upset win.
Benfica Last 5
- L – 3-2 vs. Braga
- W – 2-1 vs. Estoril
- W – 0-1 vs. Ajax
- D – 1-1 vs. Vizela
- W – 1-2 vs. Portimonense
Benfica Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Liverpool at Benfica
Benfica is a quality team, but Liverpool is playing out of their minds. The Reds have not only become a favorite win the Champions League, but they’ve caught up to Man City on the Premier League Standings.
Pool is just a point behind Manchester City. The two EPL powers throw down on April 10. Don’t expect the Reds to take it easy on Benfica in this first match, though.
Yes, Liverpool will want to save something in the tank for the Sky Blues. But Liverpool blasted Inter Milan 2-0 in the first leg in their aggregate. A similar score is more than possible here.
Expect Liverpool to beat Benfica by 2 goals or more. Then, Pool will coast in the second leg on their way to the Champions League Semifinals.
Champions League Pick: Liverpool -1 ½